Latest news: April 10, 2012
Restoring Louisiana coast a national priority, report says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 10, 2012.
“Louisiana and the nation can’t wait 50 years to restore economically and environmentally important coastal wetlands, a task that is likely to cost $50 billion or more, says a new report released Monday by a team of state and national environmental and social scientists and engineers. And the rest of the nation should shoulder part of the cost, the report says….” (Read more)
Coastal restoration summary released
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 10, 2012.
“A summary of a Mississippi River delta report released Monday outlines major questions about coastal restoration work in Louisiana, its future and the potential consequences of inaction…” (Read more)
Use the public’s support
Editorial, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). April 9, 2012.
“Coastal residents and lawmakers frequently find themselves fighting against a lack of awareness of the challenges facing our region.
That is no longer the case — for now, at least…” (Read more)
Our Views: A new look at spill cost
Editorial, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 10, 2012.
“By a quirk of government statistics, the LSU Agricultural Center reports on Louisiana’s farm and timber production the year after harvests, but fisheries are delayed a year…” (Read more)